A new vision for intelligent communications in Office 365

Now at Microsoft Ignite at Orlando, Florida, we introduced a brand new vision for intelligent communications, transforming calling and meeting experiences for people and organizations across the globe. Intelligent communications proceed beyond traditional unified communications, enabling you to complete tasks more effectively with minimal context switching, take part in much more productive meetings which cover the whole meeting lifecycle, and better manage your regular communications overload.

Teams is presently used by over 125,000 organizations across the world in just six months since its launching.

To attain our vision for intelligent communications, we’re bringing comprehensive calling and meetings capabilities into Teams, along with information and insights in the Microsoft Graph, plus also a strong roadmap of innovation to empower teams to attain greater.

All this is being constructed on a brand new, contemporary Skype infrastructure for enterprise-grade voice and video communications. Our second generation, cloud-born structure is already powering communication experiences in Teams, and is growing rapidly. We’re enthusiastic about this new infrastructure because it is going to offer both speed of invention as well as high quality communication experiences.​​

  • As we build out these capabilities, Teams will grow as the primary customer for intelligent communications in Office 365, substituting the present Skype for Business customer with time.
  • Combining communications, collaboration, and intellect in this way can create new things possible across the lifecycle of a telephone or meeting:
  • In front of a meeting, Teams will surface applicable documents and abundant information about the participants that will assist you prepare.
  • Throughout the meeting, the conversation could be captured, transcribed, and time-coded, together with closed captioning and voice recognition for attributing remarks to specific individuals.
  • Following the meeting, the cloud recording and transcript could be automatically added to the appropriate station, so conversations, documents, notes, and action items could be assessed, indexed, and searched by the whole team.

Within the past six months, we have continued to improve the communications capabilities in Teams, using brand new features like scheduled meetings, Outlook calendar integration, and meetings on cellular. Also, earlier this month, we started rolling out guest access–so it is possible to use Teams to collaborate with people outside your business. In the coming months, we’ll start adding calling features in Teams–such as outbound and inbound calls to PSTN numbers, hold, call transfer, and voicemail.

We’re also introducing fresh enhancements to Teams meetings, such as sound conferencing (available in preview now)–enabling participants to combine a Teams meeting by dialing a phone number–and also interoperability between Teams and Skype for Business, such as universal presence, and messaging and phoning interoperability.

This is just the beginning of a significant wave of feature releases which can bring the core set of meetings and telephone system capabilities into Teams.

We stay dedicated to bringing the familiar Skype experience to every meeting area. We’ve seen strong customer satisfaction with Skype Rooms Systems. Now, Lenovo declared that they will bring to advertise a brand new Skype Room Systems device, Smart Hub 500, enlarging on the present portfolio of Skype Room Systems with Logitech, Crestron, and Polycom. In addition, Polycom, Pexip, and Blue Jeans Networks will provide cloud movie interop capabilities included in Teams.

Office 365 customers are able to take advantage of their capabilities in Microsoft Teams starting now. We’re devoted to providing visibility to the Teams product roadmap, so our customers can assess when Teams is ideal for them. We mean to generate a updated roadmap for Teams available in October.

We intend to continue to offer and support Skype for Business at Office 365 and Skype for Business Server on-premises. For customers that aren’t yet ready to transfer their PBX and advanced calling capabilities to the cloud, then we’ll release a new version of Skype for Business Server targeted at the second half of calendar year 2018.

Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business clients can be run side by side to rate and research what’s best for your own organization.

For more information you can visit: www.office.com/setup365.

Grow your small business with business apps from Office 365

These days, we declared the Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Invoicing, and also the Office 365 Business center are currently available as part of Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium. The newest apps are turning out to customers from the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

These apps–collectively with Microsoft Bookings, Outlook Customer Manager, and MileIQ–deliver you seven brand new ways to handle your customer relationships and build your business. We are also announcing new intellect features for MileIQ that automatically classify drives as business or personal in your behalf.

Let’s have a closer look at the way the apps are able to allow you to grow your business by getting new customers and nurturing existing ones, and also enable you to run your business with simple ways to invoice, schedule appointments, and monitor mileage–everything from 1 location.

Tools to Cultivate your business

Nurture customer relationships, create email marketing campaigns, and assist new customers discover you easily with Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Connections, and Outlook Customer Supervisor.

Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Connections, and Outlook Customer Manager help you connect with customers to cultivate your business.

Microsoft Listings–Bring new customers by obtaining your business listed on Facebook, Google, Bing, and Yelp out of 1 area. Ensure that your business information and manufacturer–such as title, address, telephone number, website, hours, and emblem–are consistent across these sites. Also, easily track views and reviews of your business within 1 view.

Microsoft Connections–Send professional-looking advertising emails that showcase your brand and drive sales. Easily set up incentives such as refer-a-friend discounts to reward current customers for referrals so that you may bring more business via the doorway.

Outlook Customer Manager–Boost your relationships using a simple, smart customer management solution. Get fast access to all customer information–emails, meetings, calls, note sand tasks, deals, reminders, and deadlines–directly alongside your inbox so that you spend less time handling data and browsing multiple screens and more time developing customer relationships.

Microsoft Invoicing, Bookings, and MileIQ allow you to run your business better.

Microsoft Invoicing–Create estimates and invoices which look professional. Get paid fast with online payments, monitor pending and tight payments, locate draft estimates and past invoices, set sales tax and discounts, and immediately transform estimates into invoices– within a few clicks.

Bookings–Easily handle your customers’ appointments. Enable your customers to choose the time slot that they need via a simple-to-set-up booking page with built in Facebook integration. Bookings also automatically adds appointments for a staff’s calendars which are upgraded automatically upon rescheduling or canceling.

MileIQ–Track your miles into a simpler, smarter manner with automatic drive detection, mileage logging, and comprehensive coverage. Classify the trip as business or personal in 1 swipe. We also added brand new intellect features that save valuable time by automatically classifying trips as business or personal based in your job hours and drives you frequently take.

The Business center serves as a central access point and dashboard for those apps, bringing with all the tools which enable you to provide excellent service to your present and prospective customers–such as Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Invoicing, and Bookings. You may monitor key business metrics such as complete and outstanding invoices, email subscribers, online impressions, and complete bookings to pinpoint what’s effective and what’s not, so that you may find the most from your own time.

The Business center helps you stay on top of activities across the business apps to save time.

Because these business apps are a part of Office 365, getting started is as easy as clicking a button in Outlook or researching a new tile in the Office.com home page. There’s no requirement to handle multiple sign-ins or transfer information between different tools–your Office 365 sign-in gives you access across those apps. The apps use information already present in Office 365, such as email calendar and data free/busy information, to power a simple and integrated experience.

You might already have seen the Business center show up on your Office.com home page–this means that the apps are ready for you to use. If not, expect to find access within the upcoming few weeks. If you’re willing to get started, it is possible to combine First Release, that will get you fastest access to the apps, and also give you early access to new features as we add them at the forthcoming months.

Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Invoicing, Business center, and MileIQ are now available from the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Bookings and Outlook Customer Manager are available globally.

We are excited for you to start using these tools, and we are confident they can help you bring in new customers and more easily handle your business, so that you may do more of this job you love.

  1. When will Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Invoicing, MileIQ, and also the Business center be available in additional countries?
  2. We’re working to expand our offering to other countries and regions also will share timelines as we get closer to those dates.
  3. Could I control that users in my business access these apps?

They could request access straight from the Business center. International admins can take or decline their request out of Admin center > Settings > Services & add-ins > Business center.

  1. We all know that lots of small businesses subscribe to E3 and E5 plans for advanced capabilities and are working to deliver the apps into these plans.
  2. How can I trigger the MileIQ benefit of my Office 365 Business Premium or Microsoft 365 Business subscription?
  3. Visit www.mileiq.com/office365 to make a new MileIQ account or sign in using your existing one, then enter your Office 365 credentials so we can activate your subscription benefit.

For more information you can visit: www.office.com/setup365.

New Office 365 app launcher and Office.com help you be more productive on the web

More than ever before, users expect an unparalleled productivity experience on the internet. As we continue to expand the broad set of internet productivity tools available to Office 365 customers, we’re also dedicated to enhancing the experiences which enable you to understand, browse, and collaborate across the total Office 365 ecosystem.

Today, we’re declaring a redesigned internet experience for Office.com, an easy-to-remember URL that will assist you sign into Office 365 and access to all of your apps, documents, sites, and people. We have also simplified the Office 365 program launcher that will assist you open and switch between your web apps easier. Ultimately, we are introducing the newest Office 365 gallery to supply Office 365 users with personalized information about the apps, tools, and services already in their subscription.

Office.com is your fastest and easiest way to get started using Office 365–from visiting your favorite program immediately, opening your Office documents, starting a new job, or even seeing the activity across your shared files. We’re also enhancing the Office.com search experience to allow you to locate Office 365 documents, apps, people, and sites straight from Office.com.

Office 365 program launcher

Updates to the Office 365 program launcher make opening and switching between your web apps easier than by simply highlighting the most used apps in Office 365. The simplified design provides smarter defaults which are connected to the type of task you perform and allows you to access recent online Office documents from anywhere in Office 365.

Research your apps

Now you can research and find out about the complete assortment of applications you already have access to using the new Office 365 gallery. Based in your subscription and usage patterns, the gallery provides suggestions on the ideal program to use for what it is you’re attempting to accomplish. You will see descriptions, resources, and speedy access to install desktop computer or mobile versions. Just click Explore all of your apps out of Office.com or the Office 365 program launcher to access the gallery.

For more information you can visit: www.office.com/setup365.

New to Office 365—online tools, Microsoft AI, and more

This month, brand new apps and features assist organizations of all sizes around the world accelerate their electronic transformation and allow each user to generate compelling content that is accessible to all.

New features power content production

This month, we all chose to improve the intelligent services in Office 365 using a brand new set of cloud-powered features designed to save time and create much better results.

Translator in Word–We have revamped the translation tools available within Word. Now you can translate sections of text, or your complete record, and examine or save the result as a normal file. Translator supports 60 languages, including 11 which use neural machine translation, supplying superior quality and fluency that will assist you operate more confidently. To get started, browse to the Overview tab and then select Translate.

Inform Me support for people and documents–We are making it easier to access the information that you want while working in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Today Office 365 commercial subscribers can search across their company, share present files with colleagues, and preview and re-use slides, graphs, and tables from previous documents with support for people and record search in Inform Me. To get started, simply sign into your Office applications using an Office 365 commercial account and search for a person or document in the Tell me everything you wish to do box.

Learning Tools from Word on iPad–Word on iPad currently supports Immersive Reader and Read Aloud, new cellular tools which enable articles to be seen in ways which are optimized for studying differences and allow documents to be read back together with simultaneous highlighting. These features make it easier to recognize and fix errors as you compose, enhancing reading and editing precision for everybody, especially users with learning disabilities such as dyslexia.

As people produce and work collectively on more files across multiple devices, it’s increasingly important to be able to access your significant content–either from the job and personal life–all in 1 spot. You shouldn’t need to fret about if there is enough storage on your device or if you’re able to access your files in a plane.

OneDrive Files On-Demand–Using the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you are able to access your OneDrive along with SharePoint files just like any other file on your PC without filling up your disk space. “Online-only” files download on demand using a double sided, and you’ll be able to switch them back into “online-only” again to free up space at any moment and restrict the impact to a corporate network. Files On-Demand works together with your personal and operate OneDrive, as well as your own SharePoint Online team sites.

3D files in One Drive–We are continuing to expand the types of articles you are able to socialize with in Office 365. You can now open and see your 3D files from the OneDrive program and in OneDrive.com with no browser plug-ins before importing them into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

We are continuing to create Office.com and also our browser-based applications more powerful, so that you may do much more with whatever device you’ve got on your hand.

Visio Online–Earlier this month, we now introduced Visio Online, a web-based version of the popular Microsoft diagramming tool, to present a simple yet powerful means to work visually on the net. Visio subscribers can produce, edit, and share diagrams on the web, which makes it easier to visualize complex information in new ways.

This month we’ve introduced new features from My Analytics that enable you to visualize exactly the time you spend together with individuals and groups so you can better fit your own time investments to your priorities.

LinkedIn profiles in Outlook.com–In Ignite in September, Satya Nadella previewed the ability for industrial Office 365 subscribers to look at LinkedIn profile information inside Microsoft apps and services. Starting now, this brand new experience begins rolling out into consumer users of Outlook.com, providing abundant insights, profile pictures, work history, and much more, directly from inside your personal inbox.

Office 365 gallery–This month we all rolled out a fresh Office 365 gallery to supply subscribers with personalized information about the apps, tools, and services available for them.

Office Lens multi-page support–Today you’re able to scan big, multi-page documents and save them as a single document, allowing you to seamlessly store and search all of your documents in the cloud.

Updates to SharePoint–This month we all made it even easier to make beautiful, mobile-friendly forms for SharePoint with PowerApps. You might also now produce and digest news items from across your business right within the SharePoint Mobile program on Android and iOS.

Group insights in Yammer–We are rolling out fresh group insights to assist neighborhood managers better understand and nurture their own groups in Yammer.

Office + Surface–Now at Future Decoded, Panos Panay spoke to attendees about how devices + software are transforming how people operate, produce, and prosper in today’s office.

Inclusion in action–Leading up to International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we are unveiling a brand new video series observing individuals using accessible technologies to help transform their lives.

For more information you can visit: www.office.com/setup365.

Henkel advances digital transformation journey with move to Office 365 E5

Henkel is looking at over 140 years of business success–based in 1876, our brands such as Schwarzkopf, Persil, and Loctite are well-known among customers worldwide. As our surroundings evolves from a mere brick-and-mortar business to a where we see new sales records in e-commerce for beauty care products in a single day, it’s apparent that as a business we must adapt to continuing change. Now, digitalization is an important driver that is transforming our company, capturing the creativity and dedication of over 50,000 employees around the globe. Three years back, Henkel deployed Microsoft Office 365 to kickstart an electronic office transformation to strengthen our competitive position in a rapidly changing economy.

We’re making tremendous strides in business cohesion and agility with Office 365, taking an important step in linking our business through a frequent set of tools which contribute to increased productivity and agility. I love to consider our IT teams implementing these tools, enabling a contemporary work environment where everybody uses cloud services to share expertise and collaborate without geographic or hierarchical boundaries. Nowadays, we’re upgrading to Office 365 E5 and carrying Henkel to another level with improved security, collaboration, mobility, and business intelligence.

When some people may believe there is a tradeoff between security and mobility–which is not the case with Office 365 E5. And as far as compliance goes, we’re working with Microsoft to help us attain compulsory compliance with all the new General Data Protection Legislation, or GDPR, that is a significant topic in Europe now. Office 365 gives us a level of security we can’t reach independently. That’s another reason why we’re glad that we’re on the road with Office 365.

Together with Office 365 E5, we are providing an intelligent office, where employees gain self-service access to interactive, graphic reports and dashboards via Microsoft Power BI. Our employees use this service to produce their own reports on need. And for Henkel, there’s enormous benefit in supporting effective, widespread access to business information, such as increased agility in a marketplace that’s moving faster than ever before. The possibility to rapidly assess the impact of an advertising effort may serve as a fantastic example: It’s easy to use Power BI to examine real time sales data and fine-tune our marketing activities to generate sales.

We have treated mobility as a specified requirement for the contemporary office for some time today, however with Office 365 E5, we are introducing cloud-based telephony as another way our employees could communicate and collaborate on almost any device, anywhere. Today we’ve got a consistent Skype for Business Online experience across all devices, using a single business number to stay in contact with colleagues. The faster we could communicate, the more effectively we could get to market with new products. We are also able to link with our international customers through Skype calls. These days, we supply that the ultra-responsive service that customers need in an electronic business environment.

By way of instance, once we introduce a brand new product to the current market, colleagues from R&D, advertising, sales, and other involved departments use Skype calls to collaborate in real time to develop and execute perfect strategies that quicken our business.

What I enjoy most about my role is always to build the best workplace for our employees to focus on their capacity in this electronic age. Office 365 E5 offers business tools and services that everybody uses to operate, independently or at multi-generational teams. Using Teams across the business, we are more nimble and responsive while we collaborate.

For more information you can visit: office.com/setup365.

Bringing AI to job seekers with Resume Assistant in Word, powered by LinkedIn

Now, in LinkedIn’s headquarters at San Francisco, we declared Resume Assistant, a brand new feature in Microsoft Word to assist Office 365 subscribers craft compelling resumes using personalized insights powered by LinkedIn. With over 80 percent of resumes upgraded in Word, Resume Assistant helps job seekers showcase accomplishments, be easily discovered by recruiters, and find their perfect job.

The office is changing, impacting not just how people operate, but also the frequency with which they change roles, introducing fresh challenges for job seekers. Almost 70 percent of people say that they have difficulty portraying their job experience effectively, and 50 percent struggle to tailor their resume to a specific job opportunity.

  • Leverage applicable examples–See how best people in a field represent their own job experience and filter by industry and role for a personalized experience.
  • Identify best skills–Locate the most prominent skills for the type of job you’re seeking so that you can easily increase your discoverability.
  • Customize a resume based on actual job postings–People can see important job listings out of LinkedIn’s 11 million open jobs and customize their resume to appeal to recruiters.
  • Obtain professional assistance–Easily join to Pro Finder, LinkedIn’s freelance stage, to acquire additional hands-on resume writing, interview, and career coaching.
  • Let recruiters understand you are open–Candidates may gently let recruiters know they’re open to new opportunities with Open Candidates.

Microsoft and LinkedIn are devoted to empowering professionals–both within their existing jobs and within the course of their career–using advanced new tools which bring together the world’s largest professional cloud together with the world’s largest professional community. Look out for updates in the coming months.

For more information you can visit: www.office.com/setup365.

What’s new in Office 365 Usage Reporting

After visiting Office 365, the role of IT is much more crucial than ever. By forcing usage of these services, IT can transform the way their company communicates, collaborates and creatively solves problems, enabling a really contemporary workplace. As advocates of technologies, IT admins play a important role in enabling their people with all the best tools to not only improve productivity, but also to accelerate business outcomes.

Among the keys to attain this aim is to ensure admins understand the way every person is using the services at Office 365 so they can enhance their effortsand drive targeted end user training and also measure the success of the adoption campaigns.

Back in Office 365, admins have access to a suite of usage reporting tools – like the reporting dashboard at the admin centre with 18 reports and Usage Analytics from PowerBI – which enable them to receive a deep understanding of how their company is using Office 365.

Microsoft Teams is a hub for teamwork and has come to be a critical instrument for millions of people. We are adding two new usage reports to the admin centre so it is possible to understand the way your users are utilizing this powerful tool.

The Microsoft Teams user activity report gives you a view of the most frequent activities your users perform at Microsoft Teams – like the number of people take part in team conversation, the number of communicate through personal chat message, and also just how many engage in calls or meetings. You are able to see this information both in the tenant level, as well as for every individual user.

The Microsoft Teams program usage report provides you with information about the way your users link to Microsoft Teams, such as mobile apps. The report helps admins understand what devices are popular in their own company and the number of users operate on the move.

We are also added a brand new card for Microsoft Teams into the coverage dashboard. The tile gives you a review of the activity in Microsoft Teams – like the amount of users – so you could quickly understand the number of users are using Microsoft Teams.

  • The two reports will roll out to customers globally in November.
  • Understand how your company uses Microsoft Teams
  • Easily supply access to usage insights

In most organizations, the task to drive usage and adoption of Office 365 is shared with the IT division and also non-IT staff such as training managers who don’t have access to the admin center. Supplying these business stakeholders with access to this usage insights is vital in enabling them to successfully induce and monitor adoption.

With this requirement in mind, we are introducing a brand new reports reader role which now you can assign to any user in the Office 365 admin centre. This capability will roll out to customers globally this week.

This role provides access to this usage reporting dashboard at the admin centre, the adoption material bunch in PowerBI as well as the information returned from the Microsoft Graph reporting API. From the admin centre, a reports reader will be able to access areas pertinent to usage and adoption just – for instance, a user with this role can’t configure settings or access the product specific admin centers.

Visualize and analyze usage in PowerBI using Office 365 Usage Analytics

Office 365 Usage Analytics – now available as preview as Office 365 Adoption Content Package in PowerBI – combines the wisdom of their usage reports together with an interactive analysis capabilities of Power BI, supplying an abundance of usage and adoption insights.

At the beginning of 2018, the information package is going to likely be flashed to Usage Analytics and will achieve overall availability with an upgraded version that will include new metrics on teamwork and collaboration, usage info for Microsoft Teams, Yammer Groups and Office 365 Groups, and much more.

A brand new “Social Collaboration” field will give you insights about how people operate in teams, and especially how they leverage Microsoft Teams to do so.

All of SharePoint reports will be enriched using activity information from all site types (in addition to groups and team sites) and additional site activity information (page views: amount of pages seen in a site and number of unique pages visited in a site).

Microsoft Graph Reporting APIs reach overall availability

The Microsoft Graph reporting APIs enable customers to access the information offered in the Office 365 usage reports. To assure that you could track your IT services in a single unified location, the APIs match the existing usage reports by allowing organizations and independent software vendors to incorporate the Office 365 activity data to their existing reporting solutions.

  • In October, the coverage APIs will reach overall availability service.
  • In November, the now available Office 365 reporting net services will probably be retired and won’t be supported. Please see the entire list of deprecated APIs.
  • We’ll also be supplying a brand new beta endpoint which can return json data item with complete ODATA support. The newest endpoint will be fully integrated in the Microsoft Graph SDK. Know more

More importantly

In the coming months, we’ll continue to further improve the Office 365 usage reporting experience to supply you with a comprehensive picture of how your company is using Office 365. We are now working on the following concepts:

Office 365 is a suite of products giving a variety of services which collectively enable modern office scenarios such as real time co-authoring, real time group chat or operating from anywhere. People receive the most value from Office 365 whenever they take advantage of the complete set of capabilities of this service.

From the new contemporary office, we’ve seen IT focusing greatly on the best way best to assist users use technology effectively for desired business outcomes. To enable IT organizations to understand the worth that Office 365 is supplying for their users, we are introducing Usage Score:

Insights by Scenario and Maturity Level – Usage Score analyzes how well your company is using the various Office 365 service and provides you with usage insights for scenarios such as document collaboration, team work, meetings, mobility, and information security. For every scenario, you’ll get a score which determines that your maturity level enabling you to quickly understand where your company is on their electronic transformation travel. Detailed information can allow you to understand how your company could leverage Office 365 much more advisable to accomplish your goals.

Recommendations to consider action – To help you optimize the value you are getting from Office 365, Usage Score provides you with personalized and contextual recommendations about the best way best to improve your score – such as changing a configuration setting or starting a targeted adoption effort. If the recommendation is to induce an adoption campaign through email, you’ll be able to access email templates and then start a targeted email campaign to the ideal users straight from the admin centre.

  • Advanced Usage Analytics enables one to access greater granular usage data enabling your company to perform advanced analytics on your own organization’s Office 365 usage information.
  • Oversaw a scalable and extensible solution template to transmit the Office 365 usage dataset in your Azure datastore
  • Dynamically combine usage data with total user metadata out of Azure Active Directory
  • Bring your user metadata – i.e. as a csv file – to enhance the dataset with your organization’s circumstance or some other LOB information
  • Stand up an end-to-end solution in minutes containing information extraction, Azure SQL, Azure Analysis Services (optional), and Power BI reports
  • Access usage data at the granularity of your choice such as daily, weekly, or yearly.

For more information you can visit: www.office.com/setup365.

What Happens to My Data in Office 365?

With Microsoft, you’re the owner of your own customer information. We use your customer information simply to offer the services we’ve agreed upon, and also for purposes which are compatible with supplying those services. We don’t share your information with our advertiser-supported services, nor do we mine for advertising or advertising. And if you depart our services, we consider the necessary steps to ensure your continuing ownership of your information.

WB just purchased Office 365, and they’re thinking about using Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Skype for Business. They will first configure a hybrid vehicle configuration for Exchange Online and will migrate Exchange mailboxes first. Afterward they’ll upload their record libraries into SharePoint Online.

WB begins their cloud migration by choosing the appropriate network setup for their own organization. This is actually the first time that customer information is touched by almost any Microsoft cloud service (specifically, in this point WB can optionally synchronize their inner Active Directory using Azure Active Directory).

WB has chosen to migrate the information using the internet mailbox transfer process. The Exchange data migration is started by running the Online Transfer Mailbox Wizard. The mailbox transfer process is as follows:

MRS asynchronously transfers the mailbox information via HTTPS to some customer access front-end (CAFÉ) server at Office 365.

The CAFÉ server transfers the information via HTTPS to the Store Driver onto a Mailbox server at a database availability group in the appropriate datacenter.

As with all Exchange Online servers, the transferred mail info is stored in a mailbox database that is hosted on a BitLocker-encrypted storage quantity. Had WB opted to get a PST migration, the information could have also been encoded before ingestion.

Throughout the mail information transfer and upon conclusion, an audit trail of the mailbox is stored on servers in either the source on-premises Exchange business and on servers in Office 365. MRS will also create a record of the mailbox transfer and its statistics.

After WB’s information is stored in a mailbox in Exchange Online, then it is going to be reproduced and resized and sitting at rest in an encrypted state, together with access management limited to the designated user and also anybody else given permission by WB’s administrator.

The process starts by producing a couple of sites from SharePoint Online to maintain the documents. All customer communication with SharePoint Online is performed via HTTP secured with TLS. After uploading a couple of documents to SharePoint Online, the documents are transmitted using standard HTTP PUT using TLS 1.2 encryption used between the customer and SharePoint Online server. When the record has been obtained by the SharePoint Online server, it is stored in an encrypted state. The file is then duplicated to another local server and also to distant servers, in which it is also stored in an encrypted state.

The process begins by opening the OneDrive for Business folder to the customer and copying the files to the folder. After the files are copied, a synchronization process copies the information to the user’s cloud-based One Drive for Business folder.

The documents are then copied to another local server and also to distant servers, where they’re also stored in an encrypted state.

At this point, WB has on-boarded to Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, and now wish to start using Skype for Business for internet meetings along with other features. Occasionally, meeting participants may upload files into the meeting for sharing. When a document is uploaded to Skype for Business, it is transferred by the customer to the Skype for Business server using encrypted communications. When the record has been uploaded into the Skype for Business server, it is stored in an encrypted state.

As a part of our continuing transparency efforts, and also to help you fully understand the way your information is processed and shielded from Office 365, we’ve published a listing of whitepapers that describe various architectural and architectural aspects of our service. These whitepapers, along with other articles, are adapting to things we do with customer information.

Every one of the above links will take you to articles in our Office 365 risk assurance documentation library which describes things like the way we isolate a single tenant’s information from another’s, how we encrypt and replicate your information, and the way in which your information is protected against and monitored for unauthorized access. All of the documents in our library are living documents which are updated as required.

For more information you can visit: www.office.com/setup365.